Dr. Milstein's teaching and research interests are in ecocultural/environmental communication, culture and communication, and critical cultural inquiry. Milstein is a Fulbright Scholar and a recent UNM Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
My work focuses on the culture of nature and the nature of culture, with research generally fitting in the categories of environmental, ecocultural, and cultural communication. My methodology is largely interpretive, cultural, and critical. Questions I am interested in include:
I'm working on several smaller projects and two large research projects. The two larger projects are:
To freely read any of these publications, please go to Academia.edu
Milstein, T. (2013). Communicating “normalcy” in Israel: Intra/intercultural paradox and interceptions. Tourism and Cultural Change. 11 (1-2), 73-91.
Milstein, T. (2012). Banging on the divide: Cultural reflection and refraction at the zoo. In E. Plec (ed.) Perspectives on Human-Animal Interaction: Internatural Communication. (pp. 162-181). London: Routledge.
Milstein, T. (2012). Survive, critique, and create: Guiding radical pedagogy and critical public scholarship with the discursive guideposts of ecopedagogy. Green Theory and Praxis Journal. 6 (1), 3-16.
Donal Carbaugh, Donna Haraway, Val Plumwood, Arturo Escobar, Stuart Hall, Norman Fairclough, bell hooks, Michel Foucault, etc.
I strive for a highly interactive and experiential pedagogy that engages students in transformative learning. I am interested in helping students discover ways to critically apply their learning to their work and their lives.
2012 Fulbright Scholar, New Zealand; 2011 UNM Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award; 2009 Christine L. Oravec Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Environmental Communication, National Communication Association; Top Papers in Environmental Communication: 2012 from International Communication Association, 2010 & 2006 from National Communication Association; 2011 from Western States Communication Association.
Sustainability Studies Program & Water Resources Program.
Being with my sweet family, gardening, being outdoors, yoga, snowboarding, travel.